Moot House Soup

 

This recipe is a good one to prepare if you have a well stocked pantry as you should have everything on hand.  It is a favorite with children.

 

 

1
pound ground beef
1
cup chopped onions
1
cup diced celery
1
cup sliced carrots
1
cup pared, cubed patatoes
6
tomatoes or 1 large can whole tomatoes
6
cups water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon bouquet sauce (Kitchen Bouquet)
1
bay leaf
1/2
teaspoon basil
1
cup cooked elbow macaroni, optional

 

 

Brown beef in a large skillet and drain thoroughly.  Add vegetables, water and seasonings.  Cover and simmer 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender.  Add macaroni just before serving.  The soup may be simmered in a crock pot all day for better flavor, with macaroni added at serving time. 

 

Serves 4 to 6.